January 23, 2018
  • How to get texture into your art.

Acrylic Painting

textured abstract painting

Step by Step Textured Painting

So following on from my last post about using resin in my paintings I realised that I had actually meant to document the process of creating the painting shown in that article. So I put together all of the images I took during the creation process and have made them into a step by step …

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Textured Abstract Painting

OK so I was looking for a picture of a certain painting today and I came across another photograph of an old painting I did a couple of years ago that was one of my favourites, so I thought I would share it (especially after the last post was about one that I wasn’t really …

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Paint Pouring – An Experiment

Firstly a disclaimer – there is no texture involved in this post! So I have seen a few videos of paint pouring and the kind of effects that you can get with pouring acrylic paint onto a surface and letting it do it’s thing. I have previously created and sold quite a large number of …

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Creating a Textured Abstract Painting

Ok so I have finished the video of the creation of a new painting for my lounge. Obviously I couldn’t video every minute of creating the painting as the video would have been too long! Often I spent time just painting over and over to get the right effect. For me the key here is …

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Tissue Paper for Texture

If you want a quick and easy way to add texture to your paintings then you can use tissue (the type you blow your nose on!) or tissue paper. ideally you would use PVA to apply the tissue to the canvas but if you don’t have any then you can just use acrylic paint. Either …

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Using a Small Amount of Texture

So sometimes less is more but adding a small amount of texture to your paintings can really enhance the final look. For this painting I used a small amount of texture in the white splash of waves – some of it was quite thick – to give the enhanced effect of the waves crashing. It …

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New Paintings for Exhibition

So I have 4 paintings going into an exhibition starting today and I thought I would share a few pictures as three of them involve plenty of texture and each one has a different type of texture under it. They are all abstract paintings as per my usual style. Painting 1 is similar to two …

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Painting a Sky in Acrylics

So I wanted to share with you the method I used to create a really nice blurred background sky in acrylics. The painting that this was for actually only contains texture for the main focus of the artwork – the seagull. I wanted to create the seagull as raised on its own with the sky …

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Cleaning Brushes

Oil Paint When you are working with oil paints it is important that you keep the brushes clean so that the fibres do not splay and the brushes remain useable for many years. If you buy quality brushes then they can be quite expensive and therefore you need to spend time cleaning them so that …

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Textured Squares Painting

[ad name=”Ad – Small Banner”] Here is an example of a textured squares painting. This painting has a base of home made texture which is made up of stucco and PVA which was left to dry overnight before paintings over. Various different marks were carved into the texture whilst it was still wet.

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